February 1, 2012
Justin Johnson and T.J. Thomas,
Justin Johnson becomes the first wide receiver to sign with the Bulldogs and he is the ninth student-athlete to sign a National Letter of Intent with Fresno State. Johnson is from Gardena, Calif. and stands at 6-1, 185 pounds.
Johnson Career Notes: First-team All-Trinity League selection as a junior when he caught 27 passes for 365 yards and one touchdown ... Max Preps voted the Trinity League as one of the 10 toughest in the nation during the 2010 season ... an offseason knee injury caused him to miss most of his senior season, but he returned to help lead St. John Bosco High School to a 9-4 record and the quarterfinals of the CIF Southern Section Pac-5 Division, the programs first playoff appearance since 2006 ... caught a 15-yard touchdown in the quarterfinal playoff game against San Clemente ... had four catches for 61 yards and the one touchdown in two games in 2011 ... also competed in track and field where he made the CIF finals in the long jump and triple jump ... was All-CIF in track in 2010 and 2011 ... personal-best long jump was 22 feet and his best mark in the triple jump was 44 feet.
T.J. Thomas, a 6-0, 205-pound running back out of Mesa, Ariz. (Dobson HS) is the second tailback to sign with the Bulldogs today.
Thomas' Career Notes: All-state selection at running back as a senior when he rushed for 1,910 yards and 19 touchdowns ... rushing total senior season set a new school record ... invited to play in All-Arizona All-Star game ... voted the team MVP as a senior ... also a member of the schools wrestling team.
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